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Lecture "VAMPIRES AND GOBLINS" - 17 to 21 February
Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 - Global
On the eve of the last big Bulgarian winter holiday - Sirni Zagovezni, Regional Historical Museum - Burgas organizes a series of lectures, dedicated to one of the most popular topic lately - vampires, werewolves and all demonic beings who are the heroes of the modern movies, books and games.

Within the week, between 17 to 21 February our specialists will take you on a journey into the magical world of the supernatural. On the lectures you will be provided with information from archaeological surveys and Bulgarian folk mythology, in which these creatures are completely real.
Museum specialists will teach you about the old beliefs on the dark creatures, who were frightening people since ancient times. In fact, you will find out that vampires and goblins are an integral part of folk beliefs and legends that have been passed down over generations in Bulgarian lands since the Middle Ages.
Today the whole world is mad about vampires in popular culture and the name Bulgaria began to be perceived as their homeland. There are many examples: burials with traces of rituals against vampirism found in archaeological excavations and the most famous of them - the vampire from Sozopol; the Wallachian prince Vlad Dracula and the beautiful Katherina Petrova from the TV series Vampire Diaries.

Our lectures:
"The rite "disposal" of the dead in medieval burial practices" by Milen Nikolov
"Demonic characters in the Bulgarian folklore" by Rosica Topalova
"Fires on Sirni Zagovezni and how the mummers chase evil spirits" by Krasimira Dubarova
"Vampire animals and should we fear them?" by PhD Svetla Dalakchieva
"Plants hunting insects" by Bozhana Ribarova
"Vampires in world literature" by Vladimir Anignostov
"Vampire newsreel" by Yana Ivanova and Ivanka Deleva

If you are interested in one of the lectures, you can message us [url=http://www.burgasmuseums.bg/index.php?tab=home&page=contact&lang=en]via email[/url] or call +359 56 820 344
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